Popsicles for Breakfast: Yes, you can!

June 18, 2009

We’re into frozen treats this year, which is a little silly because we’ve had a lot of rain. But despite the weather, summer goes on, and this year we are experimenting with our own popsicles.

You’d think that my previous tangle with mango would make me steer clear of the suckers, but I’m not that smart. I still had some loafing about in my refrigerator and I am too cheap to chuck ’em. I also had a lonely can of pineapple juice sulking in the pantry, and so mango-pineapple lassi popsicles were born.
If you aren’t Indian or don’t eat Indian food, you might not know what a lassi is. A lassi is an icy, frothy smoothie using fruit and yogurt. It gets hella hot in India and a nice cold lassi is a good way to refresh yourself.

Ours looked like this:
Mango-Pineapple Lassi Popsicles
makes 6-10
2 ripe mangoes, peeled and chunked
1 cup pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
3-4 tablespoons sugar or honey (depends how sweet your mangoes are)
dash of cinnamon
Place the mango and the pineapple juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Add yogurt, honey and cinnamon and blend until well combined. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
We made the popsicles yesterday evening and froze them overnight. This morning, the girls woke with visions of popsicles in their heads, and, when I thought about it, these had a bit of nutritional value, so I said “go for it.”
They thought the idea of popsicles for breakfast so exciting that they declared today a holiday. We dressed for the occasion.

So not only is it the first official day of summer, it is also Eat a Popsicle in a Tutu day. Bunny ears optional.

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Pettidresses July 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Such a good idea for the summer. I love it. Hope the kids do too. :)


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